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Confused about Apple

at 14:50 - 18th, November 2020
Last week I read an article on regarding what I would consider a major fault with the mac os and Apple's take on who actually has control over your OS and computer.

Yesterday, every Mac user got a taste of what happens when you don’t actually own the computers you pay a lot of money for. Because Apple wants to control everything you do with the computer you rent from them, and because Apple wants to know everything you do while using the computer you rent from them, a random server somewhere going down meant Mac users couldn’t open their applications anymore.

This pretty much cemented my opinion of Apple and their crazy control over everything. I was completely against buying another mac. Keep in mind that I personally didn't feel this... outage(?)... and I was working on my imac most of the day. I have a pc at home now and the way Windows is now compared to how it was in the 90's, I'm very comfortable using windows on a daily basis. Almost more so than Mac, to the point that I think my next upgrade for the house will be a pc, not a mac. The usual suspects come into play here - gaming being the primary one. But one of the nice things about having an intel mac was always the ability to run windows, either virtualized or bootable.

Now comes the new PPC6 macs as I call them (they are arm based so why not?). At first I was thinking that this ppc6 thing would stop me from wanting a mac strictly because of no windows compatibility but the raw power of the base machines cannot be disregarded. The macbook air, macbook pro 13 and mac mini are all killing it for entry level machines, and sure they can all run ios apps natively now, but most of the real gaming is still on x86.

I'm very curious to see what they do with the pro models of their computers and how they play ball with everything. So I'm either going to go hackintosh or just flat out pc for my upgrade. We'll see.

Whatever the case, the next little while will be interesting to watch for Apple.


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andrew andrew
News comment 1 | User comment 1309 | 4:14 - 20th, Nov 2020

It's all the same shit these days with everything headed towards the cloud and less control & ownership of devices. Very much ironic considering Apple's 1984 anti estabishment origins. Tech used to be so cool & innovative, like it could be used to do as much or as little as you wanted. Now it's all about big business trying to sell you shit and gather as much information as possible. Quite disillusioned with tech recently - if it wasn't paying the bills & consuming my soul, I'd jump at doing something else.

Besides lower hardware costs & upgradability, Windows is much of the same. Like by default, Windows 10 asks you to sign up using a outlook account & highly encourages you to use their own app store. In theory, the same issue could easily occur on Windows OS.

At least PCs can be upgraded for now anyways. Macs nowadays, everything is soldered onto the motherboard & very much built as disposable devices designed with planned obsolescence. Considering the environmental consequences of this, I'm hoping governments step in and regulate this one day.

I'd love to hear Johnny rant on Macs some more haha :) Distinctly remember being shocked that one time he showed up with an iPhone lol

Alex Alex
News comment 2 | User comment 4895 | 20:06 - 2nd, Dec 2020

Johnny with his iPhone...

Remember the days when you guys would make fun of me for bringing my bubble iMac to LAN parties? Time flies...

It's so weird saying this, but Microsoft almost feels like the good guys nowadays. I mean sure, they spy on you almost as much as google does at this point thanks to cortana, but their requirements on the hardware for windows 10 don't seem to be as restrictive, the PC vendors keep hardware prices down, and you can change anything you want in most cases. Apple is the opposite and people seem to just eat it up.

Apparently, the new ppc macs can run windows in a virtual machine which is pretty damn nifty. It's no where near native, but still pretty impressive nonetheless.

This whole mindset apple has gone into though, it just irks me.

andrew andrew
News comment 3 | User comment 1309 | 22:42 - 3rd, Dec 2020

haha yeah.. meanwhile Bill Gates is off giving his billions to charity, steve jobs is a zombie, and while I don't so much get a evil villain vibe from Tim Cook, I don't really feel he's all that good either. Generic CEO man.

Meanwhile, it's Bezos who is pretty much satan lol

Alex Alex
News comment 4 | User comment 4895 | 19:04 - 9th, Dec 2020

I read online something interesting a while back. Someone was complaining that Apple was continuously playing catch up nowadays and Microsoft, Sony, Samsung and other companies were becoming the innovators.

Someone said it makes sense, companies will go through different phases depending on the CEO. Gates and Balmer were numbers guys, the new guy Nadella (?) is an innovator or room shaker. Jobs was an "innovator" - though I personally don't believe that, I think he just had an eye for marketing and could kind of see markets that were in need of change. Cook took over, he's not an innovator, he's a numbers guy, so Apple has been refining production and producing crazy numbers since he took over. But aside from the M1, the products just kind of suck.

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